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Yoga for a Healthy Mind & Body

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  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a 79-page course guide
  • 6+ hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Want less stress in your life, a better ability to focus, improved health and a fitness routine that you truly enjoy? You may be surprised to learn that yoga provides all of these benefits. Award-winning yoga instructor Heidi E. Sormaz, Ph. D., makes yoga accessible and achievable for people of all skill levels by combining science with the art of the vinyasa. You’ll explore a range of practical techniques and exercises for calming, cardiovascular fitness, pain relief, mental healing and so much more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Western Yoga
Meet Heidi Sormaz and begin by exploring the roots of hatha yoga, a form of yoga that's widely practiced in the West. Focus on three main principles: breath, physical postures (asanas), and meditation. Then get started with some simple exercises.
2. Yoga Begins With the Breath
3. Yoga & Pain Relief
4. Yoga for a Healthy Heart
5. Yoga & Addictive Behavior
6. Yoga for Depression & Anxiety
7. Iyengar Yoga
8. Power Yoga
9. Yin Yoga
10. Anusara Yoga
11. Forrest Yoga
12. Everyday Yoga

Taught by

Heidi Sormaz
Heidi Sormaz
Heidi E. Sormaz is the founder, owner and director of Fresh Yoga LLC in New Haven, Connecticut. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale and the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained the highest teaching credentials from both Forrest Yoga and Yoga Alliance. In addition to teaching yoga in her own studio, she has presented workshops and teacher trainings at conferences and studios across the United States, including the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and the Esalen Institute. Yoga Journal featured her on its list of "teachers who are shaping yoga's future" from across America.

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